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Pumpkin Steamer
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Kid-Friendly Pumpkin Steamers

The monster eye marshmallows are not required, but they totally make me smile and kids love 'em!  I got the idea from an adorable Better Homes and Gardens drink with meringue eye balls (marshmallows are much easier).
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 large mugs
Calories: 441kcal
Author: Stefani


Chocolate Sprinkle Rim Ingredients

  • small bowl of chocolate chips melted
  • a couple handfuls of sprinkles

Marshmallow Eye Ingredients

  • 4 marshmallows two per mug
  • 4 eyeball candies two per mug
  • a few drops of something sticky sweet and edible - honey, agave nectar, molasses, or anything like that will do
  • 2 straws one per mug

Pumpkin Steamer Ingredients

  • 3 cups pumpkin puree
  • 6 cups milk I prefer to splurge on whole milk to make a more decadent drink, but any will do.
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin pie spice


Chocolate Sprinkle Rim Instructions

  • Chill mugs in the freezer for a few minutes until they feel really cold.
  • Spread melted chocolate on a small plate or in a drink rimmer.
  • Pour some sprinkles onto another small plate.
  • Press rim of a chilled mug into chocolate, raise and let drip for a few seconds, then immediately dip into sprinkles to cover. If the mug isn't chilled first, the chocolate may start to drip down the sides of the mug.
  • Repeat for each mug.

Marshmallow Eye Instructions

  • Place a tiny dab of sticky, sweet stuff on the back of a candy eyeball. Then, stick eyeball in the center of a marshmallow. Repeat for each marshmallow.
  • Squish two marshmallow eyes together a little bit with your hands. Weave a straw into the bottom of one of the marshmallows, out, and then into the bottom of the second marshmallow. Give it a little shake to ensure that it holds (not that marshmallows falling into your drink is the worst fate).

Pumpkin Steamer Instructions

  • Blend all ingredients.
  • Transfer to a pot on medium heat and heat until the whole thing is a temperature you like.
  • Pour carefully into prepared mugs.


Serve with graham crackers for even more of a pumpkin pie experience.


Calories: 441kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 222mg | Potassium: 1023mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 50g | Vitamin A: 29292IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 590mg | Iron: 3mg